Lighting Technician Salary

Lighting Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $17.41 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.37 per hour and $24.26. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The vast majority of Lighting Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,861 - $62,789
(Median)
$22K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,926
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$10.37 - $24.26
(Median)
$10
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,861 - $62,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,889 - $57,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $24.26  
   
Overtime
$15.82 - $33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,750  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,889 - $57,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Lighting Technicians. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $38K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $33K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $54K.

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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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